Did you know?
The High Rustenburg Hydro outside Stellenbosch was the first health hydro in South Africa.
The Sanctuary Spa at Majeka House is located on a lush garden estate in the heart of the Cape winelands, just a five-minute drive from the town of Stellenbosch.
It is a wonderful addition to the luxury guest house accommodation of Majeka House. Every detail has been carefully planned to appease the senses and give you the space to unwind.
The spa has a treatment menu offering a variety of spa packages, pampering treatments and therapies and many include lunch.
The 'Absolute Aroma Stone Therapy Ritual' uses an aroma stone massage to ease muscular tension. The 'Total Renewal' package is also popular with guests – a combination of a manicure, pedicure, aromatherapy massage and a 'Priori Skin Renewal Facial'.
The Sanctuary Spa at Majeka House also offers a treatment known as Gentleman's Bliss, a herbal oil massage and facial combined with either a men's manicure or pedicure.
For an extra dose of pampering, ask your therapist to combine the treatment with a body exfoliation or a foot and leg massage.
While you’re at the spa, make full use of the jacuzzi, steam room and sauna to ease those weary muscles; or take a luxuriating dip in the impressive heated indoor swimming pool, or in one of the two outdoor pools in landscaped gardens.
Of course, walking along the various trails in the region is also an option.
To round off your pampering experience, indulge in a light lunch at Makaron, the Majeka House restaurant, which uses the best of local produce. If you’re up to it, you could always enjoy a glass of wine sourced from a nearby vineyard.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)21 880 1549
How to get here
Head along the N2 from Cape Town, and take the R44 towards Stellenbosch. Majeka House is situated in Houtkapper Street.
Around the area
Stellenbosch is South Africa’s prime wine-growing region and there are a large number of estates you can visit. The Stellenbosch Botanical Garden, Rupert Museum of Art and numerous historical houses are also worth visiting. You can also enjoy a Stellenbosch on Foot walking tour.
Self-drive is preferable – having your own car will allow you to explore the winelands.
Length of stay
Spend a minimum of two nights at Majeka House and enjoy exploring the region as well as the range of spa treatments.
Where to stay
Majeka House has a range of accommodation options on offer, from superior and premier rooms to pool or mountain-view suites. You can also book an exclusive stay at its villa.
What to eat
Makaron restaurant, on the property, is known for its good cuisine. In fact, Stellenbosch and neighbouring Franschhoek form part of a culinary belt renowned for fine fare.